3301-24-21 Alternative resident educator license for intervention specialist grades kindergarten to twelve.

(A) A four year alternative resident educator license valid for serving as an intervention specialist in grades kindergarten to twelve shall be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences meeting the requirements specified in paragraph (A) of this rule. Alternative resident educator licenses for intervention specialist shall be issued in the areas of mild/moderate educational needs, moderate/intensive educational needs, visually impaired, and hearing impaired:

(1) A bachelors degree from an accredited institution of higher education;

(2) A minimum of twenty-four semester hours (thirty-six quarter hours) of coursework in the area of intervention specialist, with a grade point average of at least 2.5 related to that coursework, including a minimum of eighteen semester hours (twenty-seven quarter hours) of core intervention specialist coursework in the area to be taught and six semester hours (nine quarter hours) of coursework in the teaching of reading. Extensive work experience directly related to the area to be taught may be considered towards fulfillment of the requirements specified in paragraph (A)(2) of this rule by the Ohio credential review board established under section 3319.65 of the Revised Code.

(3) Successful completion of the intensive pedagogical training institute established under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code , or a summer training institute that has been approved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents pursuant to section 3319.26 of the Revised Code, in order to receive instruction in the principles and practices of teaching for individuals seeking an alternative resident educator license (information available at education.ohio.gov); and

(4) Successful completion of the state board of education required examination for teacher licensure that measures content knowledge of the intervention specialist area to be taught.

(B) The holder of an alternative resident educator license for intervention specialist shall meet the requirements specified in paragraph (B) of this rule as a condition of continuing to hold the license:

(1) Participate in the four year Ohio resident educator program (information available at education.ohio.gov);

(2) Show satisfactory progress in taking and successfully completing at least twelve additional semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) of professional education coursework, from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning, pupil assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management and teaching methodology, or show satisfactory progress in taking and successfully completing a professional development program that has been approved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents pursuant to section 3319.26 of the Revised Code;

(3) Show satisfactory progress in taking and successfully completing a minimum of twelve semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) in the teaching of reading, including at least one separate three semester hour course in the teaching of phonics; and

(4) In the second year of teaching under the alternative resident educator license, take the state board of education examination for teacher licensure that measures professional knowledge.

(C) Eligibility for a professional educator license. A professional educator license shall be issued to the holder of an alternative resident educator license for intervention specialist upon successful completion of the requirements specified in paragraph (C) of this rule:

(1) Four years of successful teaching experience under the alternative resident educator license as verified by the employing superintendent;

(2) Successful completion of the four year Ohio resident educator program (information available at education.ohio.gov);

(3) Successful completion of the twelve additional semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) of professional education coursework, from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning, pupil assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management and teaching methodology, or a professional development program that has been approved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code.

(4) Successful completion of a minimum of twelve semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) in the teaching of reading, including at least one separate three semester hour course in the teaching of phonics; and

(5) Successful completion of the state board of education examination required for teacher licensure that measures professional knowledge.

(D) A four year alternative resident educator license for intervention specialist may be extended by the Ohio department of education on a case by case basis in order to enable the license holder to complete the four year Ohio resident educator program.

Effective: 04/25/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22 , 3319.26
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22 , 3319.26
Prior Effective Dates: 01/29/2011